The Williamson-Russell-Rahilly House in Lake City

November 29th, 2018

304 S Oak Street, Lake City The Williamson-Russell-Rahilly House is a another great example of how historic homes change over time. Similar to the renovation of the Augustine Hawley House in Red W...

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Medayto Cottage, also known as Spicer Castle

September 27th, 2018

Originally named Medayto Cottage, this grand home sitting on Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota was built in circa 1895 by John M. Spicer.  To this day it is still owned by the family and, for the l...

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Historic Minnesota Episode 1 – Red Wing

September 11th, 2018

I've started a new video series where I'll be highlighting old homes, buildings, and sites in Minnesota. If you know of any cool places that I should check out, please send me your ideas!...

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The Jonathan Grimes House in Edina

July 18th, 2018

The Morningside neighborhood in Edina owes much of its land to an early pioneer who settled the area in the late 1850s. Jonathan Grimes,  along with his wife Elizabeth, were the first to settle i...

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The Schillinger-Brings House in Saint Paul

June 19th, 2018

This simple stone house with it's hipped roof was built in 1859 by John Schillinger of locally quarried limestone. The home originally stood at 314 Smith (Oak) Street and was moved to its current ...

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The Burwell House in Minnetonka

May 21st, 2018

Built in 1883, the Burwell House was constructed by Charles Henry Burwell for his growing family, second wife and four children. Mr. Burwell was the Manager of the Minnetonka Mills Company beginning...

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The Augustine B. Hawley House in Red Wing

April 18th, 2018

On a large corner lot in Red Wing, sits a grand old home that can't be missed, what with its purple porch and decorative eaves and brackets. It's the home that Augustine Boyer Hawley built for his...

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The Leedom Sharp House in St. Paul

January 15th, 2018

If you were a senior railroad employee in the late 1800’s, this home could have been the place your family resided while you traveled for work. Designed by Cass Gilbert and James Knox Taylor and...

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The Emerson Hadley House in Saint Paul

October 27th, 2017

Renowned architect Cass Gilbert designed this Georgian Revival home in 1895 for Emerson and Mary Hadley, a prominent St. Paul attorney, at a cost of $8000. Originally (as shown in the photo below)...

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The Schneider Tavern in Frontenac

September 16th, 2017

Built in 1862 by Engelbert Haller and Kasper Koch, this lovely Greek Revival building was originally built to operate as a general store and served as the township's stagecoach stop; however, two ...

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